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Find your next book to read using your school’s AR/RC list. Locate your school in the alphabetical listing. Browse the book list or search by title or by author. You can sort the book list by AR™ Book Level or by AR™ Points to focus on those titles that meet your reading requirements. Click on the green “Check the Catalog!” button to locate the book within the Orange County Library System.
Have you always wanted to learn how to play the guitar or the piano? Maybe learn to DJ or draw? ArtistWorks for Libraries provides this and more!
Find current business information quickly, ranging from global financial networks to Orlando business news. Locate articles on finance, acquisitions & mergers, international trade, money management, new technologies & products, business trends, investments and banking. Access daily updates to business developments and technology innovation from newswires and publications such as The Asian Wall Street Journal, Global Newswire, Investment Weekly, Professional Wealth Management and more. Research management strategies and economic growth issues with historical content dating back to 1980.
Connect with a qualified tutor for expert help in Math, Science, Social Studies, English, English as a Second Language, Computer Literacy, Test Preparation (such as GED, SAT and ACT) and Writing Assistance.
Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end.
Ready to get your driver's license? OCLS has partnered with Driving-Tests.org to provide a link to their free driver education materials to help you prepare.
Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center, a comprehensive job/industry/career database, is broken down into three main sections covering Jobs and Industry Profiles; Job Hunting and Workplace Skills; and Career and Industry Resources. Videos present essential career information on specific jobs, industries, and skills. The Jobs section contains information on sixteen industry clusters. The Skills section gives advice on applying for a job, acing an interview, and behaving professionally. Sample résumés and cover letters are also included. The Resources section includes information about apprenticeships and internships to help you realize and eventually attain your career goals.
Search for vocational/technical, undergraduate, graduate, and nursing schools using the College Planning and Financial Aid section. Find information on choosing a major, getting into the college of your choice and applying for student loans.
The Career Interest Assessment allows you to discover occupations and industries that are best suited to your personal interests and strengths.
Click on Career Opportunities News to get advice and insight from career counselors and human resource specialists on presenting your best professional image.
As an added feature, be sure to create a login to access your personal folder that will save your career guidance searches.
FirstSearch provides access to indexes, abstracts and/or full text information for a core collection of reference databases including including ArticleFirst, Electronic Collections Online (ECO), ERIC, Medline, and WorldCat. Underlying FirstSearch is the WorldCat database, the most comprehensive and up-to-date bibliographic resource available. Users will find relevant records quickly and the location of resources with the click of a button. Searches can be started and refined at one of three different skill levels with the ability to customize many aspects of the experience.
Freeding, is a downloadable e-book service that provides unlimited and simultaneous downloads. Your entire family or book club members can read the same title at the same time. E-books check out for 2 weeks and can be renewed for an additional 2 weeks. You can read on your computer or take your book with you on a compatible e-reader, smartphone, or tablet.The collection contains both fiction and non-fiction titles and be searched by title, author, or any of the 50 subject categories.
Visit Freegal for thousands of recordings by your favorite artists. Log in to Freegal Music with your library card number and PIN and begin downloading music and music videos!
Visite Freegal y encontrara miles de grabaciones por sus artistas favoritos. ¡Acceda Freegal Music con el numero de su tarjeta de biblioteca y el número de identificación personal (PIN) para comenzar a descargar música y videos musicales!
Interested in learning more about your family tree? Beginner and professional genealogists can use this resource to trace family histories and American culture from the comfort of their home. HeritageQuest Online includes the digitized UMI Genealogy & Local History Collection, 1790-1940 U.S. Federal Census, the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), the Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, the Freedman’s Bank records and Private Relief Actions, and Memorials and Petitions from the Lexis Nexis® U.S. Serial Set. HeritageQuest Online is designed specifically for people who are either just beginning their family research or who after years of work are still uncovering their past.
Lynda.com is an educational resource that has many easy-to-use video tutorials featuring experts on Photoshop, Illustrator, web design, digital video and audio, and much more! You can choose your course by subject, software or author. Create an individual account where you can save your work, track your progress, and get completion certificates!
The service can be costly but not if you have an Orange County Library card in good standing. With your card, you can use Lynda.com for free.
Little Pim, powered by Mango Languages, introduces young children (ages 6 months to 6 years) to learning a foreign language. Using short videos and flash cards, this award-winning program immerses children into a new language.
ProQuest’s National Newspapers Core offers the most read and respected papers in the United Statesincluding associated magazines. Search all the newspapers to quickly find local, regional, and national news. Choose a tab to search only obituaries or to search a specific newspaper. Advanced search capabilities are available. Use the “Narrow results by” menu to further tailor your search results. Articles can be printed or e-mailed. Citation information is provided and can be exported or saved as a file. The newspapers include:
The Christian Science Monitor (1980-present) gives balanced, objective reporting from the most respected field journalists in the industry.
Los Angeles Times (1985-present) offers a perspective of the American West, lauded for its coverage of immigration, entertainment, and environmental issues.
New York Times (June 1, 1980-present) is the paper of record in the U.S., best known for its analysis of news, issues, and social changes.
New York Times Book Review (Jan 19, 1997-present) is a weekly magazine that provides reviews of newly released titles, author interviews and news of the book world. Best seller lists for fiction, non-fiction and paperbacks are available.
New York Times Magazine (Jan 5, 1997-present) a Sunday magazine featuring a wide range of articles on politics, arts, popular culture, science and other topics.
Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition (1984-present) is the single most authoritative source of global and national business and economic reporting.
Wall Street Journal (Online) (Jan 8, 2010 – present) is the electronic version of the most trusted source of business and financial news.
The Washington Post (1987-present) offers ‘Inside the Beltway’ coverage of politics and highly respected investigative journalism.
WSJ: the Magazine from the Wall Street Journal (June 2011-Apr 2013) is the Wall Street Journal’s monthly luxury lifestyle publication. Find coverage of the latest in fashion, design, travel, food and culture.